Have you been looking for business casual workwear for Summer? Clothes that will create easy work outfits for Summer that are both functional and stylish?
Well, here are 14 must-have basics that will mix and match to create many workwear outfits and leave you feeling cute and confident!
There is nothing I dread more than those workday mornings when you have no idea what to wear.
I think many of you would agree that the struggle is real for us women. We have to get ready for work in such a hurry every day and also deal with the struggle of putting a professional-looking outfit together.
Often times were are short on time or just plain too tired to figure out what we will be wearing to work the night before.
Well, those days can be over by simply shopping smart and planning in advance for workweeks. Doing so will surely make our mornings so much easier!
And workwear doesn’t have to be difficult to shop for. If you are like me, then you are not looking to put too much of your budget into clothing that will only be used for work.
I mean, let’s face it, those professional trousers and blazers can sometimes cost a pretty penny!
Well, I’m here to let you know that there is a way to shop for those basics that will offer a professional elevated look for the workplace, and also carry into your everyday lifestyle when you are off the clock!
14 Must-Have Workwear Basics For Summer:
We are seeing more blazers and trousers styled more casually simply by adding a pair of white sneakers vs a pair of heels.
In this post, I’m giving you the 14 must-have basics for Summer that will have you creating many casual workwear outfits. Essential basics you can take from season to season and style year after year.
Investing in just these 14 basics will offer you the flexibility of creating simple outfit ideas that will provide a business casual look for any working woman.
Outfit ideas that are functional for the warmer days of Summer but will also have you feeling confident and stylish on the job.
Workwear Outfit Ideas For Summer:
Workwear: Look #1: Ivory sleeveless top & tan trousers
This is the perfect business casual workwear outfit. A fitted top with loose trouser pants and some heels is an easy go-to for any day at the office.
An outfit that has a professional look with all the comfort and style as well.
Any neutral-colored trousers will do. Camel, tan, ivory, beige, khaki, or mocha colors are perfect for this time of year.
The idea is to keep a soft warm neutral color that is lighter in color and ideal for Summer. And any of these pants are essential for your workwear capsule wardrobe that you will be styling for many years.
An ivory-colored tank top of any style will mix and match with so many of your professional basics, but can just as easily be styled with all your other outfits outside of work. It’s a great alternative to the classic white top.
Simply throw your hair up in a ponytail, add some classic gold hoops, and nude pointed-toe heels, and you have yourself an instant professional and elevated look for work!
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Workwear: Look #2: White sleeveless button-down shirt & white trousers
I love wide-leg trousers! It should most definitely be a workwear basic to own that can easily be styled in so many ways week after week.
The color white alone screams Summer. And if white is just not for you then try similar colors like ecru, cream, or tan.
Try styling them with a sleeveless white button-down shirt vs a long sleeve to keep the look more fresh for warmer areas.
Add a camel-colored blazer to break up this monochrome look. Or even a lightweight cardigan or duster will work for this classic Summer work attire outfit.
Outside of work these pants are easily styled with white sneakers and a t-shirt for a more casual feel.
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Workwear: Look #3: White front tie shirt & pencil skirt
I added a tan pencil skirt for Summer to my basics list, however, you can go with any solid color that you feel comfortable in and most importantly that you know you will use.
Any neutral or dark color will work.
For example, black is easily styled year-round including in Summer. A black trouser pant will style amazingly with any lighter colored top for this time of year.
One of my favorite go-to professional tops for work is a tie-neck top. It adds a fun feminine yet professional look to any pair of trouser pants, skirt, and even jeans for those casual Fridays.
Alternatives for the tie-neck top are tops with ruffles and lace. Style with any solid neutral pencil skirt to create an instant elevated and effortless look.
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Workwear: Look #4: White button-down shirt & gray or black trousers
Adding another lighter straight-leg trouser pants like the color gray for the office is another great option for Summer. Simply style with any of the tops on this list and any nude heel for a business casual day at the office.
You can also try a pair of black loafers for an even more casual and comfortable look.
A white button-down is ideal to pair with gray or even black trousers. And if you don’t like the traditional stiffness of a white cotton button-down then try a linen button-down option.
Linen is the ideal material for warm temperatures because it provides a more airy and lightweight breathable option.
The color black is a classic for a reason. Its color is easily styled year-round and always gives a more chic elevated look making it an ideal color for the working professional.
It is always in style in every season meaning it should absolutely be a staple in your closet.
Add a black or ivory color blazer to this outfit for a quick go-to professional look.
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To Wrap Things Up:
Investing in these affordable 14 basics for work will be well worth it in the long run.
Not only will you be ready for work in no time but you will have the basics to create those business casual Summer work outfits that will go the distance in your wardrobe.
Summer workwear that works well beyond the warmer days of Summer and will work with all the other basics in your closet to style throughout the year and when you are off the clock as well!
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